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Soldier shoots man in South Africa for not wearing a mask

A man battles for his life in South Africa after being shot on his thigh by a member of South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) for not wearing a face mask, reports South African online news outlet News24.According to...

Zimbabwe nurses end 3-month long strike over pay

Zimbabwe’s biggest nurses union said on Wednesday it was encouraging its members to end a pay strike which started in June and which forced major hospitals to turn away patients at a time the country is fighting the coronavirus...

Corruption: South African healthcare workers , threaten strike

South African healthcare workers have protested against poor working conditions and urged the government to end corruption in the purchase of COVID-19 personal protective equipment.The protesters gathered Thursday in Pretoria and Cape Town, charging that the lives of healthcare...

Tunisia parliament holds confidence votes on new PM amid economic crisis

The Tunisian parliament is holding a confidence vote Tuesday on a new prime minister and his proposed government as the North African country faces deep economic crisis worsened by the coronavirus pandemic and after a conflict-of-interest scandal pushed out...

Crystal Palace signs British born Nigerian forward, Eberechi Eze

British born Nigerian, Eberechi Oluchi Eze has became Crystal Palace second most expensive signing and Roy Hodgson's most, in his time as the club manager, after signing for a reported £20 million ($26.5 million) from second-tier Queens Park Rangers.Hodgson...

Man who died yrs ago named as beneficiary in the supply of Covid-19 equipment

When you think you have heard and seen it all about the mindless corruptions going on in Africa, then out of the blues something more bizarre and crazier will just pop up out of nowhere.A man who died over...

Corronavirus palliatives in Nigeria: Tales of corruption and deception

Many residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are in agony over the distribution of the palliatives running into millions of naira as allegations of thuggery; partiality and wanton corruption mar the exercise. AfricanQuarters investigatesBlessing John was eight months...

Equatorial Guinea’s PM and government resign

The government and prime minister of Equatorial Guinea tendered their resignation on Friday to President Teodoro Obiang, who said they had not done enough to help the country at a time of crisis, authorities said in a statement.The Central...

Nigeria, 6 other African nations to start testing for COVID-19 antibodies

Nigeria is among 7 African countries that will start administering coronavirus antibody tests from next week, a regional body said on Thursday, as part of efforts to understand the extent of the outbreak on the continent.“Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zambia,...

Gambia records highest daily jump in coronavirus cases

Coronavirus cases continues to surge in Gambia, as the country reported a 17% rise on Thursday, its biggest ever daily jump, according to the data from the health ministry.The ministry said 136 new infections were recorded, around 30% of...
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Libya factions sign permanent UN-brokered cease-fire

Associated PressThe rival sides in Libya’s conflict signed a permanent cease-fire Friday, a deal the United Nations billed as...
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Gunfire, barricades in Guinea as Condé heads for third term

ReutersGunfire rang out across Guinea’s capital Conakry on Friday and security forces dispersed protesters after results showed President Alpha Conde winning re-election in a...

Israel and Sudan reach deal to normalize ties

ReutersIsrael and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making...

Guinea President Conde wins re-election in landslide

ReutersGuinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a landslide re-election victory, preliminary results showed on Thursday, giving him a third term in office after a...

Mali’s army liberates village besieged by jihadists

Mali’s military has regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2,000 residents have been besieged by suspected...